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Gender in the Community: a Study of the Women and Men of the Taradale Area, 1886-1930

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dc.contributor.author Daley, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-30T02:20:33Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-25T06:33:50Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-30T02:20:33Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-25T06:33:50Z
dc.date.copyright 1992
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/23438
dc.description.abstract 'Gender in the Community' is a study of two aspects of Pakeha social history; local community and gender relations. It takes a case study approach, and focuses on the everyday lives of the people of the Taradale area of Hawke's Bay, from 1886 to 1930. Using oral history and written sources, I examine the question of whether or not local community existed in nineteenth century settler society. I reject Miles Fairburn's recent assertion that the nineteenth century was characterised by atomisation, and argue, instead, for a continuity of local community within the area. I also argue that the common ties and social interactions between the people of the area-which made it a local community-were not gender neutral. A relational model of gendered cultures is used to explore the lives of Taradale's children, adolescents and adults. The dense, gender specific networks women and men belonged to are examined, to show how they perpetuated, rather than challenged, the area's gendered cultures. The area's feminine and masculine cultures, the ways they interacted and changed, is the focus of the study. I argue that wider changes in Pakeha society over these settling down years led to different changes within feminine and masculine cultures, and that intra-cultural changes were more important than most historians of separate cultures and gender have recognised. In particular, I argue that life cycle and generational changes within feminine cultures led them to be more dynamic than masculine cultures. Although masculine cultures also underwent changes over these years—most notably with the rise of the family man and masculine domesticity—I argue that the inclusive nature of masculine cultures meant that they retained their power but were more static than feminine cultures. en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Sex role en_NZ
dc.subject New Zealand en_NZ
dc.subject Taradale (Napier N.Z.) en_NZ
dc.subject Community organisation en_NZ
dc.subject Community organization en_NZ
dc.title Gender in the Community: a Study of the Women and Men of the Taradale Area, 1886-1930 en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Doctoral Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline History en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy en_NZ

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